Domestic work is a real market in Lebanon, segmented according to the national and ethnic origins of the workers and where the Lebanese employer is the master and the worker their property.
Zein owns a domestic worker agency in Beirut. He finds African and Asian women to work in Lebanese households and assists his clients in choosing the “right” housemaids to suit their needs. Zein has the police, advertisement and the justice system on his side.
Yet he opens his agency to the filmmakers, which leads to an enlightening yet disturbing encounter.